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Is GoQuest safe with social distancing and other restrictions? Can my larger group take part?

GoQuest South Carrickmines is a very large venue and with our 6 step play protocol, face masks and very regular and thorough cleaning routine we compare favourably with small indoor venues or attractions with seats. But see more on Covid-19 Safety. Groups can still book in even with the latest restrictions as you ALWAYS take part in smaller teams of 4/5 so we’re ideal for social distancing. Prior to entering the challenge arena we have good space in our reception and briefing rooms to ensure 2 metre social distancing.

Why are there age restrictions and what are they?

GoQuest is designed to suit older children through to adults, in the case of children/teens however we have different rules in terms of age to maximise enjoyment for everybody. In short under 12s must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age 8) and 8-10 year olds can only take part in a family team.

Families – if a family is taking part the minimum age for a child is 8, they will be fully accompanied by the older members of their team and an adult is required for every team. Some of our clues may be a bit tricky to understand or complete so it’s best for everyone this way.

Teens / Birthday Parties – GoQuest is a hotspot for teen birthday parties but due to the nature of the different challenges and the fact that some of our younger visitors need a little more help than they’d like to admit, we know it works best when groups for 11th birthdays so they must have an adult per team (12th birthdays are OK once not more than 15 people). For teenagers the minimum age to compete without an adult in the team is 12 and this applies to all members of that team.

School Groups – even with teachers on each team we believe GoQuest is best enjoyed from 6th class in primary school upwards and although some 5th class groups may fit the age criteria we can’t offer GoQuest to groups up to and including 4th class. 5th or 6th class groups would require adults (teachers/parents) on each team, secondary school groups won’t have this restriction so teachers can participate or relax and enjoy the coffee shop as the students will be perfectly safe at GoQuest.

Why 3 – 5 on a team? What if there’s just 2 of us?

GoQuest is all about working together and all of our challenges rely on multiple people doing something as part of the challenge at the same time in order to score points, in many cases it may be that three actions take place at the same time which is why we set this as a minimum number.
However, if you’re out to impress a date or really like the idea of GoQuest but there is just two of you, it is an option but you will find a number of challenges that can’t be completed (currently 6 out of 29 in GoQuest South). it shouldn’t make any difference as the average a team gets to try is 15 but that’s why we say 3 minimum as standard. We get lots of 2 people teams but we just like to explain this, give us a call or email if you prefer to discuss.
Note* During Covid-19 restrictions we have set (non family teams) to a max of 4.

How are teams set?

Based on the number in your booking we’ll tell you how many teams your group is split into, you then choose who goes into each team and there will be a maximum of five per team with a minimum of three (see below re team members).

We’ll ask you to choose a name for each team, remember these will be displayed on our scoreboard, if you do well they may appear on our Leaderboard and they’ll be on your certificate at the end of your visit too!

And, if you do particularly well you mind just find your name is still on the Leaderboard for your next visit too – and yes, we know you’ll want a next visit!

What does a challenge involve?

Each of our locations, in Finglas and Carrickmines, offers 28 unique challenges, so a whopping 56 in total across both venues – and they’re updated regularly too so there’s always a new one!!

You’re given a clue and there’s a time set for you (but you can move on earlier or repeat if you like too!).

As a team you’ve got to work out how to win the points, the tougher the challenge you accept the more points you score. With a fully-automated live-scoring system you can see immediately how you’re performing when you’re up against a team of friends or colleagues too!

Is GoQuest an Escape Room?

No, we’re quite unique and even if we do say so ourselves we think GoQuest is better than an escape room!! We’re 28 unique challenges that you roam around in the 1.5 hour session trying to solve as many as possible.

Are the challenges updated?

Yes! We regularly update our challenges and this has encouraged many of our visitors to return for another opportunity to increase their score. With the introduction of our Leaderboards in 2019 we’ve welcomed many back determined to get their name displayed for all to see!!

You’ll find details of the latest updates to our challenges here on our website.

How do we choose a challenge to suit?

Your session kicks off with a briefing and you’ll be advised that it’s up to your team to choose a challenge to suit, some pick a challenge based on available points while others decide based on a glance into the room and others again based on what they feel their team’s strengths are.

You’ve got 90 minutes to maximise your points, challengers select an available room of their choice and get through as many challenges as possible in this time collecting as many points as they can along their journey.

And remember, your points are automatically logged on our live scoreboards so you can keep an eye on the competitors too!

How long will we spend at GoQuest?

Your session at GoQuest is 90 minutes, for party bookings there is a further 30 minutes in your own private dining area after you’ve completed the challenges. You should arrive approx. 15 minutes before your session commences.

What should we wear?

Comfortable clothes are our recommendation, flat shoes/runners are best and due to the nature of some of the challenges we don’t permit high heels (you’ll thank us for this one!!).

Is GoQuest an option for those with special needs?

Some of our challenges will be unavailable to those who are physically restricted but the venues are accessible and there will be a selection of options that may suit. For this reason we suggest that you speak with our teams in Finglas and Carrickmines prior to booking to ensure it’s the right option for your day out.

Can I take take part in GoQuest if I’m pregnant?

Unless there are medical reasons for you not taking part we don’t forsee any problems but we would suggest that you choose your teammates well as there are some challenges that might not be quite as comfortable for you.

Is there catering on-site?

GoQuest have in each of our locations a great little coffee shop (serving great coffee!) so whether it’s a quick coffee before the challenges, while you’re waiting for a session to end or before you head off it’s a handy spot. There’s a selection of hot drinks, snacks and ice-creams available on-site. We also offer a range of catering services, the next question addresses this for you.

What are my options for food / drink?

GoQuest has party rooms or a large café space and this is where yuor group will have food when the activity is over. We do standard pizza packages for €7 per head (3 slices of margherita or pepperoni pizza and a 500ml soft drink) or gourmet pizza packages (choose any pizza toppings – 3 slices per head) with a 500ml soft drink for €9 per head. We also provide a sandwich/wraps platter with crisps and a 500ml soft drink for €9 per head (pre ordered). When you order food you have use of the room or space for up to 30 minutes at the end of the activity. We will provide napkins, paper platers and if having a cake then a knife and lighter.
If having a pizza/sandwich package we also have additional add on extras – contact us for more information.

Where is GoQuest?

GoQuest South (and Junior when it opens) are located in Carrickmines;

Carrickmines – situated close to The Park Retail Park in Carrickmines, we’re at exit 15 on Dublin’s M50 which is also the option for Leopardstown Racecourse.
Finglas – Due to Covid 19 Finglas has closed permanently.

Are there changing or storage facilities?

GoQuest doesn’t offer changing facilities as our guests turn up ready to participate. At each location you will find complimentary lockers for your personal belongings.

Do you have car parking?

Both GoQuest South in Carrickmines and GoQuest North in Finglas have their own dedicated car parking spaces right next to the building.

Is GoQuest accessible on public transport?

GoQuest South in Carrickmines is right next to the Luas Green Line, literally minutes walk from Leopardstown Valley Luas stop or Ballyogan Wood.

GoQuest North in Carrickmines is quite close to Charlestown Shopping Centre and current bus routes taking you to GoQuest Finglas include the numbers 9, 40, 83 and 140.

If you wish to arrange a private transfer to GoQuest, may we recommend who have proven quite popular amongst our clients.

Can we take photos?

Photos are permitted at any point during the challenges but we generally find that in the excitement of the event most people are caught up in scoring as many points as possible and simply hold on to the end for a group photo instead – especially when they can boast about winning!!

We provide a range of photo props so you can get the perfect photo and our GoQuest team are always happy to take photos for you too.

In the case of corporate clients photos are taken of your group and sent on by email the following day – this is covered in the details of your corporate package booking.

We love to see photos from our challengers, if you’d like to show off your score make sure to include #goquest in your social media posts or tag us so we can pick them up too.